Based on recommendations from our local healthcare professionals and the UUA, we should not gather in person for our Sunday, March 22 service. Instead, we are planning to live stream this week’s service. We will postpone our new member service and new chalice dedication for when we get together in person, but we plan to light the chalice, hold candles of joys and concerns, and share a message about balance and centering. Please keep an eye out for more information this week about how to access the online service. If anyone has a web camera or Go Pro they would be willing to lend us, that would be most appreciated!
A friend of mine pointed out how a pandemic truly confirms our 6th principle: the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part. Being connected has its challenges, but it is also what brings so much meaning to our lives. In all of the cancellations and chaos of this week, there’s something deep down reminding me, we are made for these times. We are able to be adaptable and resilient, as we have shown during the catastrophic flooding over the past few years. We have come together to find what we can do during the times we felt helpless. This is the truth of our interdependent web.
Ideas are being shared about developing a phone tree, delivering groceries or other necessities to those who should limit their socialization, and other ways to support each other. Please email us with thoughts or suggestions.
In closing, we wanted to encourage you to do the Loving Kindness Practice that Jodi Supanich taught us at our March 8 service. Imagine a person, animal, pet, or being that you care about, who could use some care right now. Take a deep breath and imagine them in your mind. Once you can see them, repeat the following
May you be safe, free from danger.
May you be happy and peaceful. May you be healthy and strong.
May you live a life of ease free from struggle and procrastination.
This is our wish for all if you.
Stacy Craig, CUUF Minister
Heidi Undrodt, CUUF Co-President